Dutch and English origins : for the "Receiving and refreshment of travaillers and strangers" -- Inside the tavern : "Knots ofmen rightly sorted" -- Preventing drunkenness and keeping good order in the seventeenth century : "A herd of planters on the ground/O'er-whelmed with Punch, dead drunk we found" -- Eighteenth-century legislation and prosecution : "Lest a flood of rum do overwhelm all good order among us" -- Licensing criteria and law in the eighteenth century : "Sobriety, honesty and discretion in the ... masters of such houses" -- Too many taverns? : "Little better than nurseries of vice and debauchery" -- The tavern degenerate : "Rendezvous of the very dreggs of the people."
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